Andritz supply processAndritz to supply wood processing plant for Ilim Group in Russia

Simon Matthis

Andritz has received an order from the Ilim Group to supply a wood processing plant with two debarking and chipping lines, chip and bark handling equipment, and a SmartWoodyard advanced control system to the Koryazhma mill in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2021.

The new woodyard will replace existing woodroom and chip storage facilities, which have a pneumatic conveying system. The technology supplied by ANDRITZ will substantially contribute towards reducing emissions and operating costs, resulting in environmentally friendly, high-quality chip production and considerable savings in raw material.


The Andritz scope of supply includes new debarking and chipping lines with:

unique de-icing process for logs in the debarking drums

horizontally fed HHQ-Chipper

two HQ-Press bark presses

chip and bark handling equipment, including chip storage

SmartWoodyard advanced control system, including Decision Support Wall (DSW) and process optimization system with smart sensors like WoodScan, BarkScan, ChipperEKG, CrusherEKG, and ScanChip wood chip analyzer.

PULPAPERnews - SUECIA - 29 marzo 2019